Lamar Alexander quotes

  • September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for.
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Country #Powerful #September 11

  • Americans wouldn't do that [cashing out the same day]. Then they would be in the great old thing we used to call the marketplace. You know, we have hundreds of millions of stock shares floating every day. People buy them and sell them and trade them.
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #People #Share #Trade

  • Americans are sick of the idea of the government taking over everything and trying to run it. We don't know how to run a bank, a car company.
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Running #Car #Sick

  • Put too many one-size-fits-all jackets on Americans and the place explodes.
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Size #Fit #Jackets

  • It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Character #Interesting #Doe

  • The idea of windmills conjures up pleasant images - of Holland and tulips, of rural America with windmill blades slowly turning, pumping water at the farm well ... But the windmills we are talking about today are not your grandmother's windmills. Each one is typically 100 yards tall, two stories taller than the Stature of Liberty, taller than a football field is long.
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Football #Grandmother #Talking

  • There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are.
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #War #Iraq #Numbers

  • I need to know the price of a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. I need to know right now
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Eggs #Needs #Dozen

  • If Mr. Bush and Mr. Forbes don't get most of the votes, they should be arrested for wasting money
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Vote #Forbes #Should

  • I think we do better as a country when we go step by step toward a goal, and the goal in this case should be reducing health care costs
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Country #Thinking #Goal

  • The goal with a big piece of social legislation is to have a bipartisan result, so the country will accept it
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Country #Goal #Pieces

  • Sooner or later, I need to begin to do what any candidate does in a presidential race; I need to begin to win.
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Winning #Race #Presidential

  • If we trust parents to choose child care for their children, and we trust them to help their children choose a college to attend – and both those systems have been so successful – why do we not also trust them to choose the best elementary or high school for their children?
    -- Lamar Alexander

    #Children #School #Successful

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